Articles on how we do it

How Compose does... MongoDB

How Compose does... MongoDB

In this new series, we'll look at each of the Compose databases, how they are configured, why we configure them the way we do…

Dj Walker-Morgan
Dj Walker-Morgan
Hiring: How We Do It

Hiring: How We Do It

Our hiring process is different, very different. It's designed to be as fair and effective as possible. Tim Yocum explains ho…

Tim Yocum
Tim Yocum
A Duty to Alert - PagerDuty at Compose

A Duty to Alert - PagerDuty at Compose

Important: The features referred to in this article are no longer available in this form as the Compose platform has evolved…

Tim Yocum
Tim Yocum
The Great Remote Work Week - How We Did It

The Great Remote Work Week - How We Did It

"Hey, everyone, we're all going home next week" - With this announcement from Compose CEO Kurt, so began an intriguing and in…

Thom Crowe
Thom Crowe
How We Do It: Good Deeds Recognized

How We Do It: Good Deeds Recognized

How often have you accomplished something at work, raised your head from the desk and found you are in an empty office and no…

Dj Walker-Morgan
Dj Walker-Morgan
How We Do It: Backups

How We Do It: Backups

We've talked about how you can produce backups on-demand both manually and using the API, but what happens behind the curtain…

Dj Walker-Morgan
Dj Walker-Morgan
Project ChuckleDuck - How MongoHQ Became Compose

Project ChuckleDuck - How MongoHQ Became Compose

When we decided to offer more databases alongside MongoDB to our customers, one fact was glaringly obvious: we were going to…

Thom Crowe
Thom Crowe

Big Bobby Tables Gets a MongoHQ Database

After a small flood of retweets, we were happy to see that the people of Twitter liked finding our signup form immortalised X…

Dj Walker-Morgan
Dj Walker-Morgan
How We Do It: Running a Global Remote Pizza Party

How We Do It: Running a Global Remote Pizza Party

We're a widely distributed company with a combination of offices and remote working around the world. It's second nature for…

Dj Walker-Morgan
Dj Walker-Morgan
How We Do It: Integrating Engineering & Support

How We Do It: Integrating Engineering & Support

We are always looking for ways to be better at MongoHQ. One of those ways is by making sure that support and engineering are…

Dj Walker-Morgan
Dj Walker-Morgan
Tooltime at MongoHQ

Tooltime at MongoHQ

The inverse of the proverb "A poor workman blames his tools" is that a good craftsman credits their tools whenever they can.…

Dj Walker-Morgan
Dj Walker-Morgan

How MongoHQ Uses HipChat to Connect a Distributed Team

This blog post is republished from the HipChat blog, co-authored by Elena Gorman. Since its conception MongoHQ has grown from…

Kurt Mackey
Kurt Mackey

Making Remote Work Work: An Adventure in Time & Space

MongoHQ is a distributed company, with 21 employees scattered across California, Alabama, Utah, Windsor Ontario, Quebec, and…

Kurt Mackey
Kurt Mackey